April 20, 1863


The suns rose clear and went into cloud. As soon as breakfast the auxiliaries were fixed up and the camp cleared out.  Eleven went from in Batteries to the danding. As soon as they started it commenced raining. Rained all day till night – was over to the 5th in forenoon.

 Diary of Henry Hastings Hunt [Henry Hastings Hunt Collection]

April 18, 1863


A lovely day. Took my horse out as soon as breakfast. Went to headquarters with weekly report. Took a ride with Charlie Iryhins to look like spring. Beech trees in full bloom. Was out again in afternoon. […] Over to 5th in evening. Played a few hands […] Got a glass of old ale. […]

Diary of Henry Hastings Hunt [Henry Hastings Hunt Papers]

March 13, 1863


Another cold day. Went to the Commissary in the morning, in afternoon went to the 5th. C. came about 4 o’clock, brought me a beautiful bible from mother – country living and city thinking from Mary, a bottle of ketchup from Mrs. Dr. Homer – and a pr. of boots and slippers mat he bought in Washington. Enjoyed his visit much.

Diary of Henry Hastings Hunt [Henry Hastings Hunt Papers]